Delhi Durbar

Sun 27 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Delhi Durbar is the second book (first being Young Turks) in the Raisina Series by Krishan Partap Singh. In this book, Jasjit Sidhu inherits his father's power brokering business after his death and forced to return to India leaving his cushy investment banker job abroad. Here, he finds himself falling …

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Upload a directory to Rackspace Cloud Files from command line

Wed 02 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Here's a simple bash script that uploads a directory to Rackspace Cloud Files and may later on be served as a static website.

First we have to authenticate to get the authentication token that has to be passed for every request:

$ curl -v -X GET -H "X-Auth-User: <username>" -H "X-Auth-Key …
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Young Turks

Wed 02 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

It's our perception that it takes ages to rise in politics and hence it is dominated by the 'old'. The "Young Turks" by Krishan Partap Singh debunks that perception (how I wish it were true in real life). It captures the rise of two friends with contrasting personalities who have …

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Getting Real

Tue 01 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Getting Real is a best-selling book from 37Signals (the authors of Rework) with the tagline "The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application".

The book discusses the practices followed and observations of 37Signals in building SaaS (restricted to webapps). It commences by emphasizing that "Less is the …

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Lashkar

Sun 30 December 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Robert Ludlum is a very famous author in the spy and war genre. Mukul Deva may be considered his Indian counterpart with best sellers like Lashkar and Salim Must Die.

Lashkar is the story of India's response to a terrorist attack in Delhi by LeT. The story intersperses some real …

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Gently falls the Bakula

Tue 25 December 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Sudha Murthy is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a partner at Catmaran ventures. She is the better half of Infosys founder Narayan Murthy. More importantly she is a very successful author having written about half a dozen books.

"Gently falls the Bakula" is the story of a girl …

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The Wisdom of Kahlil Gibran

Mon 24 December 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Kahlil Gibran was an American poet and author of Lebanese descent. His famous works include The Prophet and The Wanderer. When you like an author's books, the probability of picking another is very high and this is how I ended reading this book.

The book is a collection of couplets …

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Thank you Jeeves

Sun 23 December 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Can Jeeves be loyal to Bertram Wooster even when not not under his employment? This is the premise of P.G Wodehouse's "Thank you Jeeves". Bertram Wooster is evicted from his apartment and Jeeves resigns unable to bear his master's new found love for the Banjo. Wooster takes refuge at …

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The Code of the Woosters

Sat 17 November 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

What exactly is "The Code of the Woosters"? If you've read about Bertie Wooster, you may imagine it refers to the drinking binges or getting engaged every other morning but breaking up by evening.

Bertie is recovering from a bachelor party hosted for his friend Gussie engaged to Madeline (no …

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To kill a mocking bird

Thu 01 November 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

The movie with the same name has been recommended by scores of friends and I haven't been able to watch it. At the library that I recently joined, they had the book by Harper Lee and I thought why not read the book than watch the movie.

Atticus Finch, is …

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